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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents Tuesday Evenings with Dr. Beatriz Rodríguez Balanta

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced their next Tuesday Evenings lecture series will present Dr. Beatriz Rodríguez Balanta, Assistant Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University. The event is Tuesday, February 23, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium. The Tuesday Evenings lecture series are lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians and critics. Free admission tickets can be picked-up at the Modern’s information desk starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Seating is limited to the first 250 ticket holders and begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Beatriz Rodríguez Balanta

Dr. Beatriz Rodríguez Balanta is the Assistant Professor of Art History at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Balanta earned her PhD in Romance Studies from Duke University. It was at Duke that she focused on the visual and literary mechanisms used to refurbish racial and social hierarchies in Brazil and Colombia in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery for her dissertation Realism, Race and Citizenship: Four Moments in the Making of the Black Body, Colombia and Brazil, 1853-1907.

Dr. Balanta will offer insights into the world of Yinka Shonibare MBE, who is featured in the exhibition FOCUS: Yinka Shonibare MBE currently on view at the Modern.

Tuesday Evenings Lecture Schedule

  • February 12-Gary Simmons, artist
  • February 19-Dr. Beatriz Rodríguez Balanta, Assistant Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University
  • February 26-Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University
  • March 5-Andrew Solomon, author
  • March 12-Richard Phillips, artist
  • March 19-Matthew Collings, art writer and artist
  • March 26-No lecture
  • April 2-Trenton Doyle Hancock, artist
  • April 9-Panel discussion with representatives of Triple Canopy, Cabinet, and Pastelegram 
  • April 16-Robyn O’Neil, artist
  • April 23-Barry McGee, artist, in conversation with Andrea Karnes, curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Texas. The museum is near the Kimbell Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in the Fort Worth Arts District. The museum’s hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults (13+), $4 for students with ID and seniors (60+), and free for children under 12 years of age.

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